Few days back we were talking about the “difficulty”:http://varnam.nationalinterest.in/archives/000303.html Afghans were having in coming up with a constitution. But now the Afghans “have ratified”:http://israpundit.com/archives/004110.html a new constitution
bq. In an enormous step forward, Afghanistan will now have a democratic presidential system, with a directly elected president, a two-chamber national assembly, an independent judiciary and new elections in just six months. In carefully balanced wording designed to combine democracy and Islam, the country will be renamed the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and will be ruled by civil law, although no law will be contrary to the beliefs and provisions of Islam. [“IHT”:http://www.iht.com/articles/123582.htm]
But if such a wide range of people could compomise on various topics, and agree on a constitution, I think it is a giant leap forward.